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UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital have earned the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The process of achieving Magnet status was a joint effort between…
The Family Heath Care Nursing Department is pleased to announce the award of a major HRSA Advanced Nursing Education 3-year grant for Interprofessional Care of Childbearing Families . Led by Jenna Shaw-Battista, RN, CNM, NP, PhD the funding will…
A UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SPOTLIGHT REPORT ON HEALTH Practitioner makes perfect. The University of California has ramped up its efforts to help address a nursing shortage, including establishing a nursing school at UC Davis and expanding nursing…
UCSF's Dracup to Serve on Independent Committee to Address Doctor Shortage, Health Needs of Baby Boomer Generation By Louise Chu on August 22, 2012 Worsening physician shortages, an aging baby boomer population and expanding health insurance coverage…
Research of Secret Tobacco Industry Documents Shows Targeting of Deadly Products to African Americans A University of California, San Francisco professor is being honored for her innovative work using once-secret documents from the tobacco industry…
From Linda Franck , Chair, Department of Family Health Care Nursing (FHCN): "We are very pleased that FHCN's Jerusalem Makonnen and Katie Clark are two of the first three UCSF faculty members to be invited to have their courses showcased on the…

 Refugee Receives Soros Fellowship to Pursue Doctorate in Sociology 
 Once Homeless, Boroka Bo Wants to Help Most Vulnerable 
 Story by Patricia Yollin 
 When Boroka Bo enters UCSF in September to pursue a doctorate in sociology, she will arrive…
Anne J. Davis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita at UCSF School of Nursing will be honored as a “Living Legend” at the American Academy of Nursing annual conference in Washington, D.C. From the press release: Washington, DC (June 27, 2012) – The…
Adele Clarke, PhD Anyone who doubts that history is taught at UCSF should have listened to Adele Clarke talk about the “Adventures of a Sociologist in the Health Sciences.” The occasion was the 32nd Helen Nahm Research Lecture , an annual UCSF School…
A simple, inexpensive method for preventing type 2 diabetes that relies on calling people and educating them on the sort of lifestyle changes they could make to avoid developing the disease has proven effective in a study conducted by researchers at…